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Complex Predicates
edited by Alex Alsina, Joan Bresnan and Peter Sells
CSLI, 1996
Paper: 978-1-57586-046-6 | Cloth: 978-1-57586-047-3 | eISBN: 978-1-57586-890-5
Library of Congress Classification P281.C59 1997
Dewey Decimal Classification 415

Complex predicates can be defined as predicates which are composed of more than one grammatical element (either morphemes or words), each of which contributes a non-trivial part of the information of the complex predicate. The papers collected in this volume, which were presented at a workshop at Stanford in 1993, represent a variety of approaches to the question of the range and nature of complex predicates, and draw on data from a wide spectrum of languages. This collection develops a better understanding of the range of phenomena that a general theory of complex predicates would have to account for, and to see what kinds of linguistic ideas and methodologies would be necessary for such a task.

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